mac mounting an ntfs drive

I already have installed

  • FUSE
  • ntfs-3g (from brew)

The drive auto appears - but it is still read-only.


Assuming the drive is disk2s1

diskutil unmountdisk disk2

Now Mount using the ntfs "layer"

Note: I know the drive has a Label of Untitled

sudo /usr/local/bin/ntfs-3g /dev/disk2s1 /Volumes/Untitled -olocal -oallow_other


Whilst this does get the drive to mount, and I can write to it. I am still getting a file creation problem.

I solved this my tar and splitting the directory like this

bash tar cvzf - UbuntuRepo/ | split -b 200m - /Volumes/Untitled/Ubuntu/u16_04_mirror.tar.gz